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Articles Tagged Mastering

  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    David S. Eley 06/09/15 10:10 AM,
    This article is provided by The Audio Mastering Blueprint Who is really responsible for a fantastic sounding master? Mixing is justifiably a bigger subject than mastering and would easily fill a book or two by itself. For that reason, rather than give a tutorial on mixing, I am simply going to outline some of the most common problems I have come across when receiving mixes from clients. I won’t go into too much detail with things like, what frequencies to… View this story
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  • Friday, May 22, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/22/15 08:01 AM,
    After a hiatus of nearly 18 years, US rock band Faith No More has released Sol Invictus, a new studio album and a long overdue follow up to the 1997 release, Album of the Year. Mastering engineer and musician Maor Appelbaum says the clarity delivered by his PMC monitors helped make a complex project much faster and more enjoyable. Released on May 18th on Reclamation Records and distributed by frontman Mike Patton’s label, Ipecac Recordings, Sol Invictus was produced by… View this story
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  • izotope
    PSW Staff 05/22/15 07:23 AM,
    iZotope is now accepting applications for its first-ever Mastering Academy event for audio professionals, slated for July 23-25, 2015, with the majority of training taking place at the company’s new mastering studio in Cambridge, MA. Led by iZotope’s education director and Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Jonathan Wyner (David Bowie, Howie Day), joined by guest Adam Ayan (Carrie Underwood, Pearl Jam), the workshop combines small-group instruction with hands-on practice and personalized mentoring from Wyner. In the iZotope mastering studio—an acoustically optimized listening… View this story
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  • Monday, May 18, 2015
    fletcher greatness
    Fletcher 05/18/15 10:22 AM,
    When I was coming up as an engineer one of my mentors said something that I carry to every session: “There are two parallel universes in recorded music - greatness and perfection. At times they can touch, but they never intersect. And if you have to pick one, pick greatness”. This was an absolutely life changing moment, and these are words I’ve tried to live by ever since. There are times when a wrong note is very much the right… View this story
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  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/12/15 09:44 AM,
    iZotope has updated their free educational guide Mastering with Ozone to keep pace with the evolving world of mastering technology and technique. The free guide is a comprehensive resource for everyone who wants to learn more about the mastering process. The guide’s 68 pages cover mastering basics, general EQ tips, dynamics, loudness maximizing, stereo imaging, meters, dynamic EQ, and many other concepts. The final chapter provides insights from mastering pros like Greg Calbi, Adam Ayan, Bob Ohlsson, Scott Hull, and… View this story
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  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/11/15 08:00 AM,
    Tracktion Corporation has announced an escalation in its support for the Linux operating system. The company’s flagship T6 digital audio workstation (DAW) platform has completed a lengthy public beta test program and is now released for Linux, as well as Mac and Windows, as a full version. T he DAW is priced at $60 for all operating systems. Tracktion’s Master Mix multi-band stereo mastering plugin and Micro Synth Pack virtual instruments are also available for Linux. These are priced at… View this story
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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/14/15 07:03 AM,
    RTW, maker of visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is presenting its new Mastering Toolsplug-in for loudness, level, audio analysis and mono-to-7.1 measurement at Musikmesse 2015 (Hall 5, Stand 1.A87). The second plug-in in RTW’s Masterclass PlugIns series ofsoftware-based metering solutions, the Mastering Tools are designed for music, radio and audio/video producers and engineers. Developed for operation by a broader user base, the new Mastering Tools plug-in brings analysis and display functions for mastering, metering and loudness measurement for single-… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, April 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/09/15 09:28 AM,
    After a year of building and redevelopment, mastering engineer Lewis Hopkin has moved Stardelta Audio Mastering into a new home even deeper into the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon in Biggleswade, UK. Housed in a former Victorian Baptist church that has been completely renovated, Stardelta now boasts a fully active PMC MB2S XBD-A loudspeaker system. “I had PMC monitors in my previous studio but as I was moving into a much larger room it made sense to invest… View this story
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  • Wednesday, April 01, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/01/15 11:19 AM,
    Universal Mastering Studios (UMS) in Los Angeles, which provides diverse mixing and mastering services for records, TV soundtracks, and even ringtones, is utilizing the iZotope Ozone mastering platform for a variety of needs. Key UMS staff members, including senior mastering/mixing engineer Peter Doell, senior mastering engineer Erik Labson, and engineers Warren Sokol and Gabriel Wallach, deploy several features contained in Ozone. For example, Sokol works a lot with Ozone’s multiband compressor and Exciter to perform changes such as making the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingVideoDigitalEngineerManufacturerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, March 20, 2015
    PSW Staff 03/20/15 02:02 PM,
    iZotope is releasing a free update to its Ozone mastering software, with new Ozone 6.1 offering powerful processing features and bringing back a popular feature from Ozone 5. Ozone 6.1 provides users with the ability to add an analog-type sound with the Maximizer’s new tube limiting mode, which combines the warmth of final stage limiting with the ease and precision of digital maximizing. The resulting audio has a tube warmth while remaining competitively loud and appropriate for modern mastering. The… View this story
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